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for local emergency crews to get to them. so they had to mobilize national guard units to get those people out of their homes. things got so dangerous they had to pull the personnel back. so there were a couple hundred people still in their homes on the bay side of the city. the governor said it's a situation they will have to monitor and first thing in the morning at first light respond to and try to get those people out. not far from here just a couple blocks, one of the city's last resort shelters a guard unit went in there and pulled those people out and took them to atlantic city high school. so the shelters that were kept if place drawing criticism. chris christie's statement was there shouldn't have been shelters open here on the island. the winds are still coming ashore here. and we really won't know what kind of damage has taken place inside the city proper. i'm chris kato reporting for wcau. >> what he was explaining was cutting out of some of the time because we have a live shot in the middle of the storm about the controversy over those shelters. the the contrast is between the
-positioned assets so that fema personnel are working closely with state and local governments. there has been extraordinarily close coordination between state, federal, and local governments. >> and everybody on the local level have backed that up. 1-800-steph-1-2 is the number to call that's 1-800-steph-1-2. let's talk to don in florida about privatizing fema. hey, don. >> caller: yeah, thanks for taking my call. i have a political strategy for ohio actually a democratic one. but romney is trying to do whatever he can to get any press coverage he can possibly get. these food thing, i heard he called these governors and all of this stuff. i know he has been running for president for the last 20 years it seems, he wouldn't even be in the picture but he is just trying to get his name out there, because obama and the storm will get all of the reaction. >> and it seems like him calling the governors would be just getting in the way. >> and what a coincidence he is doing this in all of the battleground states. >> he'll privatize anything for a buck. >> yeah. >> one way to get r
with state and local governments. we're making sure that food and water and emergency generation is available for those communities that will be hardest hit. we anticipate that the center of the storm will hit landfall sometime this evening. but because of the nature of the storm, we're certain that this will be a slow-moving process through a wide swath of the country. and millions of people will be affected. the most important message that i have for the public right now is pleased listen to what your state and local officials are saying. when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. do not delay. don't pause. don't question. -- don't question the instructions that are being given because this is a serious storm and could have potentially fatal consequences if people do not act quickly. the good news is that the governors and local officials, i think, have had a few days of preparation. there has been extraordinarily close coordination between state, federal and local governments. so we're confident that the assets are prepositioned for the effectiveness in response to this storm. k
wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 6:00 a.m. >> good morning. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. our coverage continues this morning. we have a team of reporters spread across the metro area. >> how much longer before we're rid of all this? >> it will take a while. things are better than they were yesterday. you can see the circulation of what is left of sandy. rain showers will taper off. it is still kind of windy. there is a south wind. the wind will be pushing up the bay. the high tides will comment above average. it feels like 35 with the wind. it is a winter like morning. the wind may gust up to 30, 35 miles per hour. it has been snowing out in western maryland. do not be surprised if you see snowflake at your house. it will not stick. it feels cold and wrought this morning -- cold and raw this morning. >> residents are waking up to flooded streets and closures. >> so for sandy is being blamed for 16 deaths in the united states. a tree crashed through the home of a man in pasadena. that man was found u
's path from north carolina up to long island, as far away as nential. >> state and local lead -- as new england. >> state and local leaders have isvacusued eion orders while the storm is still miles out at sea. susan mcginnis is live at rehobeth beach this afternoon in delaware. susan? >> the clock is ticking down. the arrival of the monster storm. the only people you can find outside on the delaware shore right now are emergency folks and some media. the big worry for the arrival of this storm, among the biggest worries, is flooding, but because of the storm surge, a lot of that flooding is already happening. pieces of the atlantic city board walk ended up in the street. as hurricane sandy moves closer. roads are flooded and it is only expected to get worse. hundreds of thousands of people along the east coast have evacuated. but others refuse to leave. >> this is part of me. i've got to stay here. >> reporter: the national hurricane center says the massive storm has turned to the left and is expected to make land fall near delaware bay and new jersey. >> the most important message tha
local forces and fema. >> even though it's miles and miles away there are grandmothers, grandfathers, moms, dads, children who are really going to have a tough couple weeks here after the storm passes. >> nothing that feels better than going out there and being where people need help and seeing the look on their faces when you rescue them and bring them back to safety. >> the white house says its top priority to make sure all available resources are provided to state and local responders as quickly as possible. >>> president obama approved major disaster declarations for new jersey, new york, coastal area of new jersey badden beaten. that's where we -- badly beaten. that's where we find fox correspondent craig boswell tonight. >> reporter: the rains have stopped, but the effect of sandy still continue this evening. roads into atlantic city remained shut down tonight. in fact, i'll show you there's state police on every roadway going into atlantic city. they're turning families away saying you can't get in until tomorrow. there's debris basically on every road. some families are very
government is closed today and most local governments are also closed. >> emergency personnel are still asked to report in, however. every major public transportation agency is closed today. metro transit, vre, almost every flight to our region has already been canceled. call your airline is the advice. marc is shut down. amtrak canceled most of its trains as well. >> and today is a day off for most school systems in our area. this is the place to get the latest information. >>> good morning. thank you again for joining us. we're glad you're with us. here's monika. let's talk a little bit about traffic. there can't be much out there. >> there isn't but we will talk about street flooding, airlines, trains, everything you need to know. river road is shut down. beach drive is shut down. >> areas where we know the water normally builds up on the roadway. >>> howard wishes he could be the man of the hour for great sunshine but you are the man of the hour. where is sandy now? >> 285 miles east of cape hatteras. looks like it's starting to make the turn to the north. it was going northeast yesterday
, local, and federal. it's a moment when you move beyond party. they're not republicans and democrats in new jersey, they're just americans in need. and those messages, of course, resonate with americans in general. they also happen to be part of what the president and what governor christie is talking about. you know, this is the kind of politics that independent voters, moderates, the gettable, undecided -- >> that tiny number. >> that's what they want to see. they want to see a system that works. and when you have frankly, someone who is brash and outspoken and conservative, working with a president who's supposed to be polarizing, christie and obama working together with a single focus, i think it actually encourages people about politics, about government, and about these two individuals. because it does take leaders, it does take individuals, full credit to the two men involved. >> indeed. i would say a hearty amen to that. eugene, the president has been pretty evenhanded in the way he's responded to this storm. he tells fema, no bureaucracy, no red tape. he tells the governors
. the transit situation at the local areas where we find molly in washington what is going on there? >> over the course of yesterday, today, tomorrow, nearly 14,000 flights will have been cancelled because of sandy. this is we're talking flights in and out of the northeast corridor of the u.s. usually one of the busiest sections of the country whit comes to daily air travel. that is 13600 flights cancelled yesterday. 7600 flights cancelled today. and more than 4800 cancelled for tomorrow, we expect that number to go up. if you have a flight be sure to call haerkd sheer how one official explained it this is similar to what you can see in a snow storm. with the absence of snow. airlines moving planes out and work for the storms to pass then work quickly to resume normal operations afterwards. >> there are not a lot of stranded passengers here. there is so much advanced notice about this storm people were able to decide to stay with a friend. we have found a handful of people who are here for the night. we talk to them including one italian student trying to get back to her college in new york.
. and sandy isn't done yet. i'll have more on sandy in our local forecast coming up in 12 minutes. >> thank you. >>> veneta reports from long island. it's been 24 hours since the storm hit new york city. unusually dark and quiet in you can see. >> reporter: we're limping back to life. the bridges and tunnels are reopen. and bus service is startin. it started today around 5:00 local time. if you catch the bus the rides are free. garbage bins, tree branches and debris left behind as the floodwaters receded in lower manhattan. sandy's powerful winds and storm surge slammed the city and rattled residence. >> the entire residence is flooded out. the basement -- we have no electricity. >> reporter: the city remains paralyzed. many businesses are closed, power is still out for tens of thousands, and the city's subway system is shut down. the mayor says it could be days before subways run and running again. >> make no mistake about it, this was a devastating storm. maybe the worst that we have ever experienced. >> i don't think that we expected the damage that we're seeing as we're walking around t
. >> tourists and locals are preparing for flooding and power outages. in new york city waves are splashing over the sea walls. here's t.j. winick live. >> reporter: good afternoon whether here on the southern tip of new jersey or 150 miles north up in new york city, we are expect to see water rise from 6 to 11 feet. it could have a devastating impact on the east coast. forcasters predict this could be the worst storm in two generations. hurricane sandy is strengthening and heading north. with 50 million in its path. the eye is expect to make landfall late monday night in atlantic city, new jersey but will.i.am pack communites hundreds of miles away. >>> -- >> -- >> this is going to be a big storm, a difficult storm the great thing about america is we all pull together. >> reporter: the real fear is sandy's storm surge, fueled by high winds and a full moon. >> we are talking the ocean coming in causing massive flooding. >> reporter: already a spectacle early monday in cape may, the angry atlantic is the real fear for locals like tom. >> i think it is mostly water. >> reporter: seen in satellite
additional service. we all have this at abc7news.com. >> dan: a local school could have lost a teacher to budget cuts. >> carolyn: michael finney is here to telling you about pro-active parents. >> parents at sunny side elementary were not about to take it lying down so they turned to the internet. up next, she helped save a teachers job and you can too at your school. >> dan: facebook employees deny why dozens of instant millionaires will have to wait >> carolyn: on this age of budget cuts, school education is ongoing challenge in the community. >> now a new tool and it is catching on. >> carolyn: michael finney explains how it works. >> here is the word, crowd cloud funding. social media and communities to get attached. in san francisco a local elementary school is using the technique to raise money after an unexpected financial shortfall. >> this is sunny side elementary in san francisco. like many public schools, there are lessons to be learned here about money. >> dollar, ten dollars. >> navigating the world of money is being learned in this classroom and also in the principal's o
power and billions in damage. >>> federal, state and local resources will be pouring into the most affected areas as high winds and flooding continues into today. and with one week before americans fix their next president, thepossibility that the storm could impact a hugely important jobs report. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. i'm lynn berry. well, it was everything we feared, and it's not over yet. sandy has claimed at least 16 lives, left more than 7 million without power, caused massive flooding and paralyzed cities and towns all across the northeast. it is no longer a hurricane, but it is a disaster. take a look at this brand new video as the roof of a shed is completely ripped away. this was during the height of the storm as it barreled into point pleasant beach, new jersey. that's one of the many spots along the jersey shore waking up to a mess this morning. >>> first, more amazing video. from water the fire, 50 homes are destroyed as flames tore through breezy point section of new york city. firefighters were unable to use water from hydrant
coverage of sandy continues this saturday evening. we'll show you how the storm caused problems at local polling places today. >>> atlantic city decided not to gamble on sandy. >>> on itunes or the android market. >>> long lines and long wait times for the crowds of people who showed up to vote early today in d.c. eight polling places opened today for early voters. nearly all of them were packed with people hoping to avoid the bad weather, this week ahead. many voters say that the polling places weren't prepared for the large crowds. >> they're still trying to -- people leaving, because they're getting discouraged. >> everybody needs to come and vote early. when they say that, they need to have at least 8 to 10 machines there. >> part of the problem is that some precincts require machines programmed for their specific ballot issues. officials say by monday they will be able to allocate more machines to the busiest polling places. >>> long lines for early voters in maryland today too. hundreds waited patiently in prince georges county. similar situation in oxon hill, lines wrapped around
at www.wusa9.com. >> also all flights at local airports are canceled until further notice and vre, marc rail and amtrak have canceled service for tomorrow. metro will not have service in the rning. >> in maryland the speed limit on all interstates is being lowered to 45 miles an hour as a precaution. maryland state police urge everyone to just stay off the roads if at all possible. >> now we're also hearing about evacuation orders for parts of the huntington area of fairfax county. this impacts people living along fenwick drive and arlington terrace. you may remember the huntington neighborhood has been prone to flooding before. we've got a crew heading that way. we'll bring you a live report as soon as possible. >>> let's get the latest where the storm is right now from topper. >> she's essentially sitting in southern new jersey now right between ocean city, new jersey, and also cape may. maximum established winds 90 miles per hour, gusts to 115 and we're looking at oddly enough, we talked about this a little bit at least behind the scenes that some of the hurricane force winds now are
our local law enforcement, our first responders irswapped to the extent that everyone can be out there looking out for their neighbors, especially older folks, that is really important. if you have a neighbor that you are not sure how they are handling a power outage, flooding, et cetera, go over and visit them and knock on that are door. that can make a difference, the public and be the eyes and ears identifying unmet needs. second, the reason we are here is because the red cross knows what it is doing when it comes to emergency response. people all across the country who have not been affected, now is the time to show the kind of generosity that makes america the greatest nation on earth. a good place to express that generosity is by contributing to the red cross. can you go to their website, the red cross knows what they are doing. they are in close contact with federal, state and local officials. they will make sure we get the resources to the families as swiftly as possible. i thank everyone here who is doing such a great job when it comes to the disaster response. the final
. they are slowly getting it back. if i take you over here, these are our friends we offer free charges, locals who, really, are stranded, they do not have a way to charge their devices so we had friends come in and out all day. a guy said a doorman charged 100 for a charge. that is the situation. it is a ghost down and it will return to a ghost town in a couple of hours when the sun goes down. some service the be back up tomorrow, and that 8 help things out and everyone who came to work today that works on the new york stock exchange, they drove down. that is important. there will be car pooling going on tomorrow and it is a dangerous situation. so, surprise to see we saw so many traders in the building showing new york resilience. >>neil: you have been going from dawn young lady and a great job. anyway, physically very get down there, this is the lower end of manhattan and a good chunk is underwater so you cannot get through the holland tunnel or queens midtown or through the brooklyn battery, the places where you access lower manhattan so you get a car that has to drop you off probably 15 or 20
, it provides reimbursement to governors and local jurisdictions for their extraordinary costs. >> the cost are expected to be in the billions. >> tomorrow the president will head to new jersey to tour the damage was governor christie. >> when you look at all the damage to the north of us, we actually made out pretty well. >> that is the difference in being on the north side of the storms and being on the southside. new jersey, long island, new york, they were on the northside coming off the ocean and the winds and the surge were stronger. we still have to deal with some cleanup. it gives you a feel for how broad the storms are and the impact. i wanted to look at the wind gusts across the area. these are some of the amazing when gusts that were associated with this storm as it rolled in. 90 miles an hour, just imagine that. atlantic city, 77. down at ocean city, hurricane force wind gusts. at bwi marshall, the highest wind gust was at 60 miles an hour. up in atlantic city and york they were out of the east and northeast, so they were really getting pounded. some shower still lingering in ou
for the public right now is please listen to what your state and local officials are saying. >> that left bill clinton flying solo in florida. >> i was supposed to be the warmup man for president obama today. but that storm on the east coast had other ideas. >> governor romney canceled his schedule tonight but today he was still campaigning out of the storm's path in ohio. >> on the eastern coast of our nation, a lot of people are enduring some very difficult times. and our hearts and our prayers go to them. >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. and we are in a special edition today, hurricane sandy growing stronger, reaching what could be historic strength as it heads directly for the northeast. we've got all of our reporters standing by throughout the danger zones with full reports but first, our meteorologist bill karins, live in lower manhattan, bracing for the storm surge tonight. bill, you're down there near battery city and obviously you're looking at tide coming in i guess around 8:30 tonight, is the really first test of just how bad this is going to be? >> yeah. this is
between federal, state, and local? >> it really is. right now as i'm talking to you, all of the local and state officials are here at fema right here in the room. so, no, there's perfect coordination at federal, state, and local level. in fact, if there's any good thing to come out of this -- emergency -- and information is abo absolutely superb. >> well, we caught about 75% of what you just said there. i know getting out by phone is very difficult. i'm going to let you go, congressman, i know you have a lot of work to do. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> we're going to have more, of course, on the recovery efforts from sandy all throughout the hour and after the break. and if it's safe for you to do so, please feel free to share some photos that you've taken of sandy. tweet us using the hash tag msnbc tip, we might use them on air or online. [ man ] ring ring... progresso this reduced sodium soup says it may help lower cholesterol, how does it work? you just have to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet. step 1. eat the soup. all those veggies and beans, that's what may
on local roads, finding flooding and downed trees. let's start in maryland. debris blocking 355. this is at 124 montgomery village avenue. all your lanes blocked in that area. heading over to flooding in virginia, brownsville road is closed right now. at windstone drive due to high standing water. if you're traveling along the dulles toll road, checking things out there. besides wet conditions, not seeing any reports of any incidents to warn you about. i'm back in ten. aaron and eun, back over to you. >>> it is 5:13. 43 degrees. what caused this blast coming up? >>> welcome back at 5:16. we're going to take you live to rhode island, where you can see the flooded streets. and the cleanup from the damage is going to be intense. it will take several days, if not weeks, to get out from under all the water. >>> we want to go to new jersey, where conditions may be even worse. sandy pounded the jersey shore. nbc's danielle leigh live in cape may, new jersey, on the southern tip of that state. danielle, what's the situation there? >> reporter: good morning. this morning we are getting h
be restored. our local meteorologists at fox 5 in new york, nic gregory is reporting on the sturgeon that's expected. we're now expecting 10 feet here. listen. >> towards the massapequa area. 10-foot surge simulation. i haven't gotten any reports out of this area yet but you know what we are seeing is happening across the lower part of manhattan. this is probably ongoing in this area right now. a lot of water being -- flowing into this area and actually some of the high tides here in the back bays are going to be reached about an hour and a half to two hours later than in the city. we have to keep a very close eye as to the surge there. let's go south to sandy hook. this is getting it right now. they are in their high tide cycle right now. water is is at its maximum way over record levels that extends down over the jersey shore. pounding of the went. latest wind divufts kennedy airport 79. over hurricane force. there we go. >> shepard: now we know a major problem at laguardia airport. of course, laguardia is in queens, new york. it serves the tri-state region for most li domestic flights.
age of a mile. we'll start at 7:00 this evening, we'll see fog pushing locally across the bay to some east bay loks and out over the peninsula. fog with the greatest densitty in the north bay. looking at conditions ahead, we'll look at -- let's try that again. high pressure is a dominant feature in the weather picture, we can see our next storm. starting at 7:00 wednesday after the noon. it will be cloudy. rain to the north. what happens sthau follow a time line that. front sweeps south ward. we'll see first wave the rain developing up in the north bay. then continuing sweeping south ward by 11:00 p.m. is just beginning to reach the east bay. will be a wet overnight period into thursday morning and thursday morning beginning rush hour at 5:00 we'll see lots of wet weather. sunny skies after morning fog nice mild afternoon upper 60s to low 70s around the bay. to our south highs in the 7. here is the accu-weather forecast. interesting forecast ahead with clouds and rain wednesday night. showers continue into thursday morning. drying out, warming up throughout the weekend. warmth just do
with danella on this tuesday morning. good morning. >> good morning. >>> again, local roads just looking a bit sketchy. you're seeing trees down, wires down. if you're traveling in the laurel area, college park as well, please use caution. several roads in that area experiencing trees that are downed. let's head over to md-109 closed at thursdton road. i-270, wet to very wet. but from germantown to rockville, you're clear. connecting to the beltway inner loop and outer loop as you head towards i-95 and loop around the wilson bridge, you're incident free. >> news 4's angie goff at the live desk with breaking news. >> good morning, aaron. >>> massive fire in queens, new york. more than 50 homes completely destroyed by this six-alarm blaze. look at this video. firefighters are just battling these widespread flames at this point. this is in the breezy point section of the rockaway peninsula in queens. it's also in a flood zone area. so the u.s. army has moved in to help escort almost 200 firefighters to the scene using seven-ton trucks. pretty unbelievable. so far two people have suffered minor in
for sandy. most shops were closed today. exception of this maman and locals, there refute on the street. >>t feels very different. >> the wind and rain that is concern. what impact tropical storm force have on trees. >> we are concerned with the that the wind and rain will trees. they will pull down power lines severe powerave outages for multiple days. >> tens of thousands of were left without power this summer. many expect sandy will leave e dark. th >> we've gotten our batteries to gather. extra food and ice and things like that. >> you can see the wind has been every fewck and forth minutes. gotten some of these trees swing quite a bit. a lot of concern, whether or not r outages and powe not the water will start rising. >> we shall see. d.c..head over to another area that is used to e damaging floods. >> the sandbags are stacked against basement doors. far, so good for bloomingdale's. of concern about any intent downpours. including dell, residents took into their own hands keep the sewers from being clocked by leaves. i live in a basement. this is a flood prone area. >> a cross town on
and a lull in the rain and i can tell you about 81 people actually went to a shelter at the local high school to seek shelter and then we took a drive up to north beach about a mile and a half from here and roads flooded basically from the board walk on and had roads that had been shut down there. the folks in that area say it floods quite commonly when they have storms but again, those roads are shut down. as for the power, we're told there are 2000 at one time in this area, that was earlier today, trees and power lines but we're told 500 people in the area so some folks are having their power restored. here at the resort that we're at, the most people staying here are locals and the reason they came here their home is next to big trees, they did not want to stay there so they are seeking shelter at this hotel. that's the latist here, i'm ryan deed 9 news. >> good to see winds die down there. >> we want to get closer to home. bruce we're told you are not alone. >> no matter how many times reporters and authorities warn folks, there are people that are just absolutely fascinated by these s
. proposition 38 bypasses sacramento, and makes education a real priority- with the funding, to our local schools and the accountability from our local schools... that we'll need to improve student learning in every classroom. so we can stay 47th... or we can choose proposition 38. i'm voting yes on 38... because it makes our children #1. >>> president obama declared a state of emergency in delaware on monday and sandy has been pounding the state. gary tuchman is live for us. what's been going on there? it's been up and down all day. i've been watching your reports. tell me where we are now? >> great concern for the last couple of days who live here about the approach of sandy. this city sits on delmarva pennsylvania, three states, delaware, maryland, virginia, that's why delmarva. people were very scared. as it turns out, the center of sandy, 40 miles to the north near atlantic city, new jersey. the weaker end of the storm hit the town here. much flooding, cars under water, many homes that are damaged, streets under water. and four bette towns here. they've lost sand. however, the most i
's very important for the public to continue to monitor the situation in your local community, listen to your state and local officials, follow instructions. >> the president told officials to do whatever it takes to keep people safe and restore services. >> my instructions to the federal agency has been do not figure out why we can't do something. i want you to figure out how to do something. i want you to cut through red tape. >> nowhere is the power of sandy more apparent than in the coast of new jersey. atlantic city is under water. the boardwalk at seaside heights was obliterated. aerial footage shows miles and miles of destruction with no hope of salvaging lost property. the new jersey coastline has been completely changed. president obama arrives tomorrow. chris christie surveyed the damage from the air and then consoled storm victims on the ground. >> it's a very difficult day. very difficult day. >> the scope of this storm is absolutely stunning. aside from delivering high winds and driving rain, it was also dumping snow on areas of west virginia. the cleanup from sandy has j
the derecho. >> we went down to local starbucks and filled up all the electronics with electricity to get homework done. >> how cold is it? did you get your homework done? >> reporter: she heard the moment it all went dark. >> boom and then again boom. >> reporter: at the height of the storm a tree came crashing down taking a pole 12 spans of wires and 20 of the cross arms it's pretty heavy about 45 pounds and now the crew is busy trying to replace every single one of them. >> the restoration here pretty much typifies some of the more labor intensative-type of work that needs to be done. >> reporter: whe agnes tries to keep some food on ice she and her neighbors know it could have been worse. all they have to do is look back several months ago. >> we -- like everybody. what can we do? >> we actually thought we could lose as many as a million customers. as it towns out we lost about 200,000. well really dodged a bullet with this one. >> reporter: dominion virginia power has set the deadline for thursday night so they have yet one more day to get everyone back online. a lot of these crew me
-powered or hand-cranked radio areto get news from the local stations. cell phones -- sometimes they don't work. radios are the best way to get communication in the local communities. >> how do we measure this storm against others we have seen in the last 25 years? >> i don't measure storms against the last one. they're all so unique. i try to focus on the consequences. for the northeast, i think after last year's irene, we pretty well reminded everybody northeast has a hurricane threat. >> all right. >> they would like to reopen trading by wednesday of this week at the latest. >> do many insurance companies cover this type of sdmer. >> many don't. they don't include flood insurance, water damage. many homeowners if they look at their policies will recognize that hurricanes in many cases aren't covered. they would have to buy insurance through the government insurance for flooding and many haven't done that. we might find out there are plenty of people after this that don't have the coverage they would need. >> thank you. >>> the presidential campaigns have canceled more th
and over from the local level all the way to the white house. . >> this is a serious and big storm. and my first message is to all people across the eastern seaboard, the atlantic, going north, that you need to take this very seriously and follow the instructions of your state and local officials. i know all of us, especially folks in this area are veterans of a lot of these events and sometimes that leads to you complacency, i hope it does not in this incident. >> wunt we shut down our public safety operations and winds 30, 40 miles per hour, we will not come get you. >> we have fox team coverage, meteorologist maria molina, and doug mcelway on the bach. >> we're tracking sandy, a hushing maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour and some things to note and we've been repeating that sandy from one to the other, expands about 800 miles and we're starting to feel the impacts cross portions of eastern pennsylvania, maryland, down through portions of delaware and mind you. the center of the storm is over 500 miles away from the new york city area, so we have time to go here, about 48 hours
to continue to monitor the situation in your local community, listen to state and local officials. >> woodruff: the warning included especially pennsylvania where the rain kept falling and flood waters kept rising today. and where the storm already passed, clean-up was the order of the day with first light utility crews from across the country began working to restore power to millions of people. >> we're really lucky to have, you know, everybody safe and have the crews already here getting us fixed up. >> woodruff: in parts of appalachia, the problem was snow. the hurricane dumped up to a foot of it after merging with a cold front catching some people off guard. >> i wasn't ready for it either. woodruff: meanwhile in the midwest, the storm's power stretched all the way to chicago as waves crashed along the shores of lake michigan. the windy city also got gusts up to 60 miles an hour especially challenging for cyclists like this one. >> it's really tough going north. it's very usey going south. you don't even have to pedal. >> woodruff: those same conditions were feltarts of michigan and wisco
of the city. that was a message that was repeatedly stated. there's evidence of that in our local daily newspaper. there's evidence of that with some of the major network affiliates. there's video footage. the message has always been consistent. where the governor is getting his knowledge and his information, only god knows. >> mayor, i appreciate you coming on to discuss this situation. i know that you put the residents first, as is the governor at this time. we'll see what happens after this. >> i hope that journalistic integrity would prevail and someone would challenge the governor to provide the source of the information he got. he's dead wrong, plain and simple. >> thank you for your time. i appreciate it. >> you're welcome. >> the final jobs report is scheduled to be released friday, but will sandy delay that report? we'll have a live update from wall street. the storm forced some early voting sites to close in virginia, west virginia, and north carolina. is it possible election day could be affected by all of this? first, new comments from secretary of state hillary clinton in b
moderate to locally heavy rains. even here in the metro some moderate rains. it's only going to be increasing here as we get into the afternoon. let's talk about the wind field from sandy. an enormously wide storm. tropical storm force winds extending like 450 miles from the center. hurricane force winds more than a hundred miles from the center. the orange and the reason we make a distinction with the 58 mile an hour winds strowct turly, -- structurally, evening firing wise this is a level of wind that becomes more damaging too and especially the hurricane force winds. hurricane force winds reach the coast this evening. by 8:00 all of us will be dealing with tropical storm force winds. the more damaging winds by 8:00 encompass the bay, our eastern counties and look at the hurricane force winds from southern jersey across most of delaware, down through ocean city and assateague and moving toward easton and denton. by 2:00 a.m., these are considered sustained wind forecast from the national hurricane center. by 2:00 a.m., they're forecasting potentially these very strong winds
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